Building Inspector

DATE: January 5, 2001

JOB TITLE: Building Inspector
DEPARTMENT: Community Development
DIVISION: Building Inspections

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Official

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High school graduate or equivalent degree. At least five years of work experience in a recognized construction trade or three years in a municipal building inspection department or, a degree or certificate in building inspection technology. Construction plan reading ability and general knowledge of the municipal permit issuance and field inspection process is required.

NATURE OF WORK: Review construction drawings and inspect construction to assure compliance with applicable local, state and federal codes, laws and ordinances.

WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
I. Inspect construction installations to insure compliance and conformance to applicable codes, laws and ordinances.

II. As directed by the Building Official, review submitted construction documents for content and accuracy prior to permit issuance.

III. Record and maintain office files relative to inspection and plan review activities.

IV. Perform other job related duties as needed and directed.

EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC:
I. Provide concise and accurate verbal and written communication with contractors, designers, developers and the general public in a timely professional manner.

A. Advise and assist contractors, developers, designers and the general public in matters relative to construction and code application.
B. Assist other city departments as needed and directed in a team effort to provide quality city services.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must possess a valid Minnesota drivers license.

II. State and national/international certifications in building inspection and plan review is encouraged.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOL USE AND OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this position which shall include but not limited to motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copy machines, fax machines, measuring equipment, leveling
devices and calculators.

HOURS OF WORK AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
I. The normal work day is 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm., Monday through Friday with overtime as
needed and directed.

II. Office environment and construction job site environment. Job performance at construction sites may include walking, climbing, bending and crawling in an environment which may include exposure to the natural elements and external temperatures, dust, insects, construction debris, noise, construction equipment and other conditions normally found at construction sites.

III. As approved by the Director of the Department and the Building Official and based on the availability of funds, continuing education and technical training will be provided to ensure a competent level of ability to perform the duties of this position and to allow for the maintenance of licenses and certifications.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent outdoors.